Parable #6 : Varun - Making My Own Rules
Radical means not to be a conformist. To make your own rules and carve your own path no matter how tough the obstacles. But more importantly radical means to be you because there's a little radical in everybody.
On the night of 31st October 2011. I was doing my first ever open mic night at Vir Das' hamateur night. Prior to that, the only comedy I did was sitting around with my friends on a terrace and prank calling Vodafone call centres. I used to love watching a lot of stand up comedians but never thought I'd ever become one. My friends and family though always thought I should try. Just like that I enrolled for the open mic and ended up winning it.
This was at a time when there were 6 and half people doing comedy in English. So it definitely wasn't a logical career option. But something about being on stage that night and seeing those people laugh totally changed my mind. That's the night I decided that I don't care if I don't make any money for a while, I don't care if there is 'no scene' yet ,comedy is something I wanna do. And rest as they say is history. Everything I am right now is because of those 3 mins on stage and the decision I took that night!